Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wall Flower, a Movie Review

This was not top on my list of movies to see, however my DH adores Emma Watson, so he has suggested The Perks of Being a Wall Flower every time we were looking at movies to see. Yesterday afternoon, we finally saw it. Personally, I had no desire to spend 102 minutes enduring the angst of the teenage years. 

Once again, my DH had suggested a winner. Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller join Ms. Watson to make up an unlikely group of musketeers. The story is deep and poignant and still very entertaining. As Ms. Watson says at one point, "Welcome  to the island of unwanted toys."  And, who among us fit in easily in high school. If you did, then you need to see the film to feel the pain the rest of us bared.  

Charlie (Logan Lerman), the main character, starts out dealing with the suicide of his best friend and a burden of repressed issues, that slowly seep out through the story.  He soon learns that he is not alone, perhaps life has not been rosy for everyone. Life and love are complicated - no kidding. 

Probably (other than the story) the strength of the movie is in the casting, which is brilliant, especially the main three actors. It is hard to believe they are acting their parts. (Well, except we have all watched Emma Watson grow up as Hermione.) It is a good movie. And, since we waited so late to see it, it may no longer be on the big screen. How ever you see it, it is worth the time.

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